Dell EMC PowerEdge R740xd

    Dell EMC PowerEdge R740xd

    The PowerEdge R740xd delivers a perfect balance between storage scalability and performance. The 2U two-socket platform is ideal for software defined storage, service providers or as virtual desktop infrastructure.



    Maximize performance and capacity


    The scalable system architecture behind the R740xd with up to 24 NVMe drives creates the ideal balance between scalability and performance. The R740xd versatility is highlighted with the ability to mix any drive type to create the optimum configuration of NVMe, SSD and HDD for either performance, capacity or both. The R740xd is the platform of choice for software defined storage and is the foundation for VSAN or the PowerEdge XC.

    • Maximize storage performance with up to 24 NVMe drives and ensure application performance scales to meet demands.
    • Free up storage space using internal M.2 SSDs optimized for boot.
    • Simplify and accelerate ScaleIO or VMware vSAN™ deployments with validated, pre-bundled and tailored Ready Nodes.

    Accelerate workloads with up to three double-width 300W GPUs, or up to six single-width 150W GPUs, or up to three double-width or up to four single-width FPGAs.


    Automate systems management with OpenManage


    Dell EMC PowerEdge servers with OpenManage™ technology work at peak efficiency for PowerEdge servers, delivering intelligent, automated management of routine tasks. Combined with unique agent-free management capabilities, the R740xd is simply managed, freeing up time for high profile projects.

    • Simplify management with the OpenManage EnterpriseTM console, with customized reporting and automatic discovery.
    • Take advantage of QuickSync 2 capabilities and gain access to your servers easily through your phone or tablet.


    Ensure server security from factory to you


    Every PowerEdge server is designed as part of a cyber resilient architecture, integrating security into the full server life cycle. The R740xd leverages new security features built-into every new PowerEdge server strengthening protection so you can reliably and securely deliver accurate data to your customers no matter where they are. By considering each aspect of system security,from design to retirement, Dell EMC ensures trust and delivers a worry-free, secure infrastructure without compromise.

    • Rely on a secure component supply chain to ensure protection from factory to the data center.
    • Maintain data safety with cryptographically signed firmware packages and Secure Boot.
    • Protect your server from malicious malware with iDRAC9 Server Lockdown mode (requires Enterprise or Datacenter license).
    • Wipe all data from storage media including hard drives, SSDs and system memory

    Dell EMC PowerEdge R740xd Spec Sheet



    Technical Specification


    Up to two 2nd  Generation Intel® Xeon®  Scalable processors, up to 28 cores per processor


    24 DDR4 DIMM slots, Supports RDIMM /LRDIMM, speeds up to 2933MT/s, 3TB max

    Up to 12 NVDIMM, 192 GB Max

    Up to 12 Intel®  Optane™ DC persistent memory PMem, 6. 14TB max,

     (7.68TB max with DPCMM + LRDIMM)

    Supports registered ECC DDR4 DIMMs only

    Storage controllers


    Internal boot

    Internal Controllers: PERC H330, H730P, H740P, HBA330, H750, HBA350i

    External Controllers: H840, HBA355e, 12 Gbps SAS HBA

    Software RAID:S140

    Boot Optimized Storage Subsystem (BOSS):HWRAID 2 x M.2 SSDs 240GB, 480GB

    Internal Dual SD Module1

    Drive bays

    Front bays: Up to 24 x 2.5” SAS/SATA (HDD/SSD), NVMe SSD max 184.32TB 

    or up to 12 x 3.5” SAS/SATA HDD max 216TB

    Mid bay: Up to 4 x 2.5”, max 30.72TB SAS/SATA (HDD/SSD),

    or up to 4 x 3.5” SAS/SATA HDD, max 64TB

    Rear bays: Up to 4 x 2.5”, max 30.72TB SAS/SATA (HDD/SSD),

    or up to 2 x 3.5” SAS/SATA HDD max 32TB

    Power supplies

    Titanium 750W, Platinum 495W, 750W,

    750W 240VDC,* 1100W,

    1100W 380VDC*

    1600W, 2000W and 2400W, Gold 1100W -48VDC

    Hot plug power supplies with full redundancy

    Up to 6 hot plugs fans with full redundancy

    *Only available in China and Japan


    Form factor: Rack (2U)

    Height: 86.8m (3.42”)

    Width*: 434mm (17.08”)

    Depth*: 737.5mm (29.03”)

    Weight: 33. 1kg (73lbs.)

    Embedded management

    iDRAC9, iDRAC Direct, iDRAC RESTful API with Redfish

    Quick Sync 2 wireless module (optional)


    Optional LCD Bezel or Security bezel

    OpenManage™ Software

    OpenManage Enterprise

    OpenManage Mobile

    OpenManage Power Center

    Integrations and



    Microsoft®  System Center

    VMware®  vCenter™

    BMC Truesight

    Red Hat® Ansible Modules


    Nagios®  Core & Nagios® XI

    Micro Focus Operations Manager

    IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus


    TPM 1.2/2.0, TCM 2.0 optional

    Cryptographically signed firmware

    Secure Boot

    System Lockdown (requires iDRAC Enterprise 

    or Datacenter) Silicon 

    Root of Trust 

    Secure erase

    I/O & Ports

    Network daughter card options

    4 x 1GbE or 2 x 10GbE + 2 x 1GbE or 4 x 10GbE or 2 x 25GbE

    Front ports: 1 x Dedicated iDRAC Direct Micro-USB, 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x USB 3.0 (optional) 1 x VGA

    Rear ports: 1 x Dedicated iDRAC network port, 1 x Serial, 2 x USB 3.0, 1 x VGA

    Video card: 2 x VGA

    Riser options with up to 8 PCIe Gen 3 slots, maximum of 4 x 16 slots

    Accelerator options

    Up to three 300W or six 150W GPUs, or up to

    three double-width or four single-width FPGAs.

    GPU and FPGA options are available only on 24 x 2.5” drive chassis.

    Supported operating systems

    Canonical® Ubuntu®  Server LTS

    Citrix®  Hypervisor

    Microsoft Windows Server®  LTSC with Hyper-V

    Oracle®  Linux

    Red Hat®  Enterprise Linux

    SUSE®  Linux Enterprise Server

    VMware®  ESXi


    OEM-ready version available

    From bezel to BIOS to packaging, your servers can look and feel as if they were designed and built by you.

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